QUETTA: At least five people including security personnel have been killed and several others wounded in a blast occurred in Satellite town area of Quetta here on Thursday, Aaj news reported
According to initial reports, over 10 kg explosives were used in the blast which targeted a van of Frontier constabulary (FC).
The explosion occurred at Satellite town in Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province. Officials at the site told Aaj news that five persons including two security personnel, were killed and several others, including security personnel and passersby, were injured.
The security forces’ vehicle and other cars were destroyed by the blast. Footage on television showed the cars burning as security forces cordoned off the area.
The explosion also damaged several nearby buildings.
The bomb was reportedly planted in a motorcycle, however it could not be confirmed at this stage.
The injured people were shifted to the nearest hospital.
The security forces cordoned off the area and initiated investigation.